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ERIC Number: ED103902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 16
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From Steppin Stebbin to Soul Brothers: Racial Strife in Adolescent Fiction.
Kraus, W. Keith
Since the 1960s, adolescent novels treating racial strife have paralleled the civil rights movement. Before then, adolescent novels were oriented toward a white, middle-class audience, with settings in small towns and characters who were teenage Anglo-Saxons. Novels in the 1950s were, for the most part, unrealistic in their portrayals of racial problems, recommending accommodation by Negroes. During the 1960s, however, novels appeared which dealt more directly with racial problems. And in the 1970s, adolescent novels have treated the black ethnic experience itself. Hopefully, the problem of racial strife may be better understood through both the creation of adolescent novels free from generalizations and stereotypes and the reading of as wide a range of books as possible, especially by white adolescents. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on English Education (13th, Colorado Springs, March 20-22, 1975)